Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson
The saga comes to a close as Harry and his much older looking companions do battle with Lord Voldemort.
After 10 years and 8 movies, the Boy Who Lived is finally able to hang up his invisibility cloak as Warner Bros prepare to say goodbye to the highest grossing film franchise of all time. Quite apart from the dollars (over 8 billion of them), the series has also managed to consistently deliver an entertaining time for audiences.
The decision to split the Deathly Hallows into two parts means this second half is chock full of action, rather than camping. That said, the pace here is almost too fast, whisking us through important events, assuming you’re aux fait enough with the novels to keep up. It gets worse during the finale, where significant character deaths happen off-screen or are hardly dealt with. We would have been happy to sit through a much longer version to see these celluloid friends given the send off they deserve.
Still, the scale of this final effort is impressive, the young cast are the best they’ve been and Voldemort finally gets his comeuppance. Just close your eyes for the irksome coda.
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Extras: Don’t expect much on the DVD but the BR kicks off with a great Maximum Movie Mode and keeps giving with deleted scenes, featurettes and a massive interview with JK Rowling herself.